The products below are available through ESC-20:
Discovery Education Streaming Core gives educators and students access to a wide variety of content including:
Discovery Streaming PLUS provides teachers and students access to a library of more than 155,000 standards-aligned digital resources that address multiple learning styles and inspire students to explore their world. Available in more than half of all U.S. schools, Discovery Education Streaming PLUS enhances curriculum and engages today’s students in learning through instructional videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts, and encyclopedia articles.
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Discovery Science K-8 is a compelling, interactive digital science service that drives deep interest in core science concepts.
Discovery Science K-8 includes virtual labs, explorations, literacy-building reading passages, and a real-time assessment component that monitors student progress. All resources are organized around an inquiry-based framework that addresses physical, earth, space, and life sciences designed to encourage exploration, stimulate critical thinking, and deepen students’ understanding of science.
Discovery Education Science allows students to explore and investigate science in real-life situations through a variety of media, including:
Encourage students to think like scientists with content aligned to standards:
Drive deeper interest and engagement in science curriculum with videos and interactive assets:
Reinforce language arts, comprehensive literacy, and mathematics skills with science content:
ProgressZone (included with DES Core) - A first of its kind, ProgressZone combines diagnostic assessment with Discovery Education’s videos to provide an item bank of over 60,000 items where educators can create, assign, and share remediation probes. Discovery Education Streaming videos are recommended after each assessment result, ensuring students have access to quality remediation tools that are relevant and engaging.
Creating new teacher accounts using passcodes is easy!
Teachers may create their own Discovery Education Streaming account using their school's teacher passcode. Each teacher passcode is a random eight-character alphanumeric code (example: A123-B123). Passcodes are unique and specific to each individual school/building within your school district.
Once you obtain your school's passcode, go to www.discoveryeducation.com and click on the Passcode/New User tab. Enter your school's eight-digit passcode in the provided boxes, and click on Login. If you do not know your school passcode, please contact your school or district Discovery Education administrator or the ESC-20 staff appearing on this page.
You will be required to enter your information in order to create a user account.
Please note that your username must be at least 6 characters long and unique not only to your school but unique to the whole DE community. Please do not use personal information (such as Social Security Numbers) when creating your username.
Update your campus/district assignment and keep your account information intact!
When you transfer to a new school or district, obtain the teacher passcode for your new school. Each teacher passcode is a random eight-character alphanumeric code (example: A123-B123). Passcodes are unique and specific to each individual school/building within your school district.
Once you obtain your school's passcode, go to www.discoveryeducation.com and click on the Passcode/New User tab. Enter your school's eight-character passcode in the provided boxes, and click on Login. On the next screen, select the "Existing Login" option and login with your old account information. Your old account and content materials will be transferred to your new campus/district.
Once you have logged in, click on your profile and update your email address and other contact information. You can also change your username at that time if desired. Please note that your username must be at least 6 characters long and unique not only to your school but to the whole DE community. Due to the unique nature of an email address, it often makes a good username.
Click on the links below to manage class accounts.
Note: You must first log into your Discovery account.
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Managing Student Accounts
Provide this handout to your students.
Click on the links below to manage student accounts.
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NOTE: It is highly recommended that Discovery Education schools create logins for their students. This will not only allow teachers to create classes and assign content; it will allow students to work and submit paperless projects, and it will also increase your school usage significantly.
Online Training Resources
Whether your teachers are new to the service or seasoned users, Discovery Education's Professional Learning Center provides great tips, tricks, and practical integration strategies for using this digital resource. Modules include:
My DE is a great place for new users to get started. Get familiar with all the tools available as part of your subscription, how to search for content, professional learning resources, and more.
Digital Integration (for use of video, audio and images)
The Student Experience
DE Builder Tools
The Discovery Education Community
FLIPping the Classroom
Educators who complete the modules receive certificates of completion that may be applied toward Continuing Education Credit at the discretion of their district.
You have access to all archived webinars, including special events and walkthroughs of the Discovery Education Streaming service by logging in and selecting “My DE” from the left-side menu and then, about halfway down the page, click on “Events.” You may then choose the archived webinar topics of your interest.
Other Training Opportunities
The tabs on this page provide downloadable PPT and training materials for teachers to review or to use training others at your district.
DE provides access to previously presented webinars and virtual field trips.
Click on the Calendar tab to view and register for upcoming webinars.
Contact us for your training needs.
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Educational Specialist, Digital Age Learning
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What is a Board Builder?
The Board Builder is a Discovery tool that allows students and teachers to create a digital poster that may contain embedded videos (from Discovery Education or uploaded from other devices), audio files, text, images, and even attached documents.
Although a student may create multiple Board Builder projects, their boards will not be viewable to other users until their teacher has approved the project. Any edits made after the initial project approval will require resubmission to a teacher.
Check with your campus librarian or district technology staff to determine if student accounts are created automatically for students in your district, or if you as a teacher are allowed to create student accounts.
Students can only create Board Builder projects when they have an individual Discovery login. Once student accounts are created at the campus or district level, teachers will log into Discovery Education, go to the Classroom Manager tab, create a class, and add students to their classes.
Multimedia Content Guidelines
Here are the file types acceptable for use in a Board Builder project:
Files sizes are 100 MB maximum (usually video files under 5 minutes). Remember to select the segment of an overall video that is most applicable to theproject.
To locate a citation for a Discovery Education video, open the full video, then look for the Details tab. Pre-formatted citations are located under Details.
Board Builders can be created by teachers and by students.
Teachers may create Board Builders to contain lesson/center activities or to organize entire units. Go to Advanced Search, filter by topic and type of resource to see what other teachers have created. From your top menu, go to Builder Tools / Board Builder to access.
Students will have a link to create Board Builder projects from the top of their homepage.
50 Ways to use Board Builder
Student Uses for Board Builder
Teacher Uses for Board Builder
Why Teachers Like Discovery
Appropriate and relevant content that has been curated and is aligned with state standards, plus practical instructional strategies.
Student-centered learning where students can be curious and explore; where they can illustrate difficult or abstract concepts; where they can build experiences; where they can design, build, and demonstrate their new knowledge.
Differentiated instruction is possible when teachers assign different resources to students as a whole class or in small groups. In addition, the built-in Assessment Builder tool can be used for formative assessments.
Quality professional resources such as instructional strategies, self-paced modules, and step-by-step guides are available to teachers.
Unique Discovery Education experiences such as virtual field trips and viewing parties take learning beyond the classroom walls. Examples include different locations,meeting experts, and world news.
Ensure student access!
Schools are strongly encouraged to provide every student with a Discovery account. Once students have accounts, they hold the power to use the media and digital tools in Discovery to complete homework, assignments, study on their own, review difficult concepts, create projects, and expand their own knowledge.
Discovery schools administrators may run six different reports from the My Admin screen > My Reports Home. Reports may be downloaded in several formats.
Discovery Education Streaming is offered through the Educational Resources Cooperative as an independent resource (does not require coop membership).
2018-19 Pricing for Discovery Education Streaming Core:
$1.03 per student*
*The cost of Discovery subscriptions will be based on student enrollment reported by the district to the Texas Education Agency .
Discovery Add-On Options:
Discovery PLUS package upgrade (PMP, AIMS, and PBS)
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Discovery Education Science K-8
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Districts may sign up through the ESC-20 Commitment System.
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